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Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis KC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A consummate professional with an eye for detail and an unflappable courtroom manner. His advocacy is a model of clarity.'

Leading Juniors

Simon Anderson - Park Square Barristers Ltd.An indefatigable and formidable advocate with an excellent grasp of his brief. He will fight tooth and nail for his clients.'
Jim Hester - Parklane PlowdenJim adopts a very measured approach to claims, and explains advice in a clear yet concise manner. He is never afraid of a fight, when necessary.'
Pankaj MadanExchange ChambersHis vast experience in complex or unusual injury claims, easy manner with the insurer clients and forensic approach when in conference with experts marks him out. Pankaj is tremendously knowledgeable when it comes to complex brain injury cases, and he is incredibly thorough and pragmatic.'
James MurphyParklane PlowdenJames has a very fine attention to detail and command of the facts that is second to none. He is a skilled performer in court and clients very quickly warm to him. He is commercial and never loses sight of the bigger picture.
Simon Ross - Exchange ChambersSimon is always very focused on the key issues in a case. He is always very well prepared, and he presents complex facts and evidence to the client and court in easy, digestible formats.'
James Robinson  - Dere Street Barristers 'James is great with clients and has the ability to condense complex cases into simple logical advice.'
Richard CopnallParklane PlowdenA very confident and capable advocate with a razor-like intellect.'
Toby Coupe - Kings ChambersToby genuinely cares about his clients, and has exceptionally sound judgement. He is an excellent advocate, knowing which points to press and how best to present his clients' arguments. He couples these attributes with an exceptional work ethic.'
Justin CrossleyParklane Plowden 'A barrister with a clear mindset. He is particularly good at putting clients at ease.'
Daniel Edwards - Dere Street Barristers 'Daniel is extremely able, tactically and technically. He is a good negotiator, and a fantastic communicator with clients who puts them at ease.'
Stephen FridayParklane PlowdenStephen is tenacious, astute and great with clients. A formidable negotiator who reads the mood of the room very well.'
Elizabeth Hodgson - Parklane PlowdenA fierce advocate when necessary, and she rapidly assimilates the issues in a case and sorts the wheat from the chaff with ease.'
Paul Kirtley - Exchange Chambers 'He communicates well and develops an excellent rapport with the client, putting them at ease. Very enthusiastic and engaging.'
Tom Nossiter – Parklane PlowdenHe is tactically very impressive, thorough and thoughtful, and has a great manner with the lay client.
Fiona Ross - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Fiona is a very thorough advocate and a tough cross-examiner. She combines a down-to-earth manner with pragmatic advice.'
Robert Smith - St Paul's Chambers 'A highly effective advocate and negotiator in cases involving high-value, complex personal injury claims. He is very assured and informative.'
Tom Vonberg - Parklane PlowdenTom is very good with detail. He can advance very persuasive arguments and think on his feet in order to achieve the best possible results for his clients.
Peter Wilson - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A conscientious and very personable junior. Peter is a robust, forceful and persuasive advocate.'
Charlie Greenwood - St Paul's Chambers 'Charlie is an impressive and persuasive advocate who fights hard for the client.'
Hylton ArmstrongParklane PlowdenA barrister with a very good tactical approach to litigation.'
Gordon Exall - Kings Chambers 'He has phenomenal knowledge of procedural law and is calm in a crisis.'
Corin FurnessParklane PlowdenCorin is very methodical and has excellent client care skills.'
Stuart JamiesonParklane Plowden 'A reliable and deeply intelligent junior.'
Abigail TelfordParklane PlowdenAbigail is a fantastic barrister. She is very quick and very professional with her advice, which is reliable and thorough.
Steven TurnerParklane Plowden 'Steven is very knowledgeable and well prepared. A superb advocate who is able to get to the nub of the issue and explain complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner.'
Christopher WilliamsParklane PlowdenHe is able to cut through complexities and look pragmatically at issues to plot a way forward. Clients find him approachable and feel at ease with him.'

Rising Stars

Megan Crowther  - Parklane Plowden 'Megan is highly knowledgeable. She prepares meticulously and communicates in a clear and concise manner. Her advocacy is understated and excellent.'

Personal injury in Regional Bar

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden is ‘undoubtedly the strongest PI set in the North East, with a broad range of highly skilled advocates‘. Head of chambers James Murphy is sought after for his expertise in catastrophic injury claims, with a core focus on severe spinal and brain injuries. Jim Hester is highly regarded for his experience in handling military claims and cases involving maritime-related accidents. Elizabeth Hodgson is ‘very analytical and organised‘, ‘very approachable‘ and ‘well-liked by clients‘. Rising star Megan Crowther is ‘effective in determining the issues in injury defence claims‘.



A leading light.’

An excellent set.’

Very experienced set.’

Good depth and breadth.’

A very impressive set.’


The clerks are excellent and always respond quickly and helpfully.’

The clerking team is really efficient and friendly.’

Michael Stubbs is outstanding.’

Laura Storr is a great clerk.’

Park Square Barristers Ltd.

Park Square Barristers Ltd. is a ‘very well-regarded set‘ with ‘strength in depth‘ in the personal injury space. Andrew Lewis KC is ‘a top-class performer‘, and is sought after for his established strength in advising on catastrophic injury claims. Fiona Ross is a key name for representing claimants, insurance companies and health trusts in a range of personal injury matters, and specialises in handling claims involving life-changing injuries arising from accidents at work. Simon Anderson is appearing in a claim arising from the death of a cattle market worker after he was trampled by a bull. Peter Wilson is very well known for acting for a client base made up solely of insurers. In 2021 Judy Dawson and Andrew Wilson were both appointed to the district bench.



Professional and efficient.’

Always very helpful.’

Excellent chambers.’


Diligent and friendly.’

Efficient, friendly, helpful and reliable.’

The clerks are accessible, approachable, efficient and flexible.’


Exchange Chambers

At Exchange Chambers, the team of ‘very astute counsel‘ is regularly instructed for defendants and claimants across a broad spectrum of complex personal injury cases. Pankaj Madan has a wealth of experience in subtle and catastrophic brain injury claims, and the ‘personable and persuasivePaul Kirtley is sought after for his solid track record advising on cases including serious road traffic accidents, fatal accidents and spinal injuries. Simon Ross is ‘approachable‘, ‘very good with clients‘ and ‘has a great eye for detail‘.



Good quality counsel.’

A solid set with an excellent reputation.’

Good set with strength in depth.’


All the clerks are friendly, efficient and responsive.’

The clerks have a very positive ‘can do’ approach; nothing is too much trouble and there is always an effective solution.’

Very prompt and always helpful.’